NEC’s new line of high-bright projectors has debuted its first two models as of earlier this week. The P420X and the P350W are designed specifically for entry grade installation environments such as corporate boardrooms and higher education classrooms.
The ‘budget friendly’ part of this new range comes through the reduced running costs thanks to advanced ECO features, which come at no detriment to the picture performance and network connectivity. This ECO Mode technology means that the P-series projectors’ lamp and filter life are extended up to 3500 hours, and the filter does not need to be changed until the lamp has reached its end of life. The active lens cover enables presenters to immediately mute the audio and video, as well as lowering the lamp brightness to 25 percent. Additionally, start-up takes under four seconds and direct power-off let users present and move on within seconds. NEC also promise low installation costs thanks to the wide zoom lens and Lens shift.
Both projectors have built-in wireless points, allowing internet access via a WLAN connection in seconds. They have a host of input connections, including the standard HDMI, S-Video, RGB and RCA connectors, but also they both support the Projector Viewer Function, which allow users to show PowerPoint files, PDF files, images or movies directly from USB memory or via network without any need of a presentation PC.
The NEC P350W and P420X projectors will be available starting in March 2011 both at a recommended retail price of £1,259.00 excl VAT.